Substitute Teacher's
Calendar of Special Days

It helps to keep a calendar of special holidays and days in preparing for the week ahead.  As an example if you are subbing the first week in March be prepared with a Dr. Seuss book, tape, or activity for Read Across America.

It helps to acquire a library of books, tapes, CDs etc to use.

September

  • Labor Day
  • Patriot Day - Sept. 11
  • Constitution Day - Sept 17
  • Autumnal Equinox - Sept. 22
  • Johnny Appleseed's Birthday September 26, 1774

October

  • Columbus Day - 2nd Mon. in Oct.
  • National Dictionary Day - Oct. 16
  • Halloween

November

  • Sandwich Day - Nov. 3
  • Children's Book Week - November 14-20
  • Thanksgiving

December

  • Winter Solstice - Dec. 22
  • Christmas

January

  • New Years Day
  • MLK Day


February

  • Groundhog day - Feb. 2
  • Chinese New Year - Feb. 9-23
    Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival
  • Lincoln's Birthday - Feb. 12
  • Valentine Day - Feb. 14
  • President's Day - 3rd Mon. in Feb
    Make pres day book with flag, eagle,
    Uncle Sam, Statute of Liberty, outline of America etc
  • Natiional Children's Dental Health Month

March

  • Ides of March
  • Read Across America -Dr Seuss b-day - March 2
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Vernal Equinox
  • Van Gogh Birthday - Mar. 30
     

April

  • National Library Week - April 2-8, 2006
  • Earth Day - April 22
  • Arbor Day - Last Friday in April
  • Take your child to work day - fourth Thursday in April

May

  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother s Day - May 8, 2005
  • Memorial Day
     

June

  • Flag Day - June 14
  • Summer Solstice
  • Father's Day - 3rd Sun.

July

  • Forth of July
  • Moon Day - July 20

 


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